Review On The Importance of Being Earnest


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Vanessa Cate - Stage Raw

Registered Critic


The unfortunate downfall throughout this production is a prevailing clumsiness; actors tripping over lines, tripping over furniture, mugging and upstaging each other inappropriately. The grace and class of the characters is often found wanting: gentlemen chewing crumbling muffins with their mouths open and wiping their mouths on the tablecloth is a prime example.

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Vanessa Cate (they/them) is the Managing & Assigning Editor for Stage Raw and the former Editor-in-Chief for @thisstage.la. Vanessa is a performance artist, writer, and jack of all trades, and can be found on stage, in strange audiences, and in interesting situations. Apart from their work with Stage Raw since its inception, Vanessa is the Founder and Artistic Director of the feminist performance-coven known as TheatreWitch, as well as the fantasy dance group Cabaret le Fey. Vanessa co-produces True Crime in Los Angeles, and works with Butcher Bird Studios. Vanessa performs, writes, directs, and generally creates however and whenever they can.